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Best Neutral to Semi-Bright Headphones under $100

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well long story short, due to my modest collection of headphones basically all being dark & bass heavy, i realized  i've pretty much isolated myself from an entire spectrum of sound on the other side of the fence and am now looking to rectify that

 

 

 

so far these are some of the headphones i've been considering

 

 

koss mv1

equation rp21

koss dj100

fostex t50rp

(maybe grado sr80 or alessandro ms1 but these i wont even consider until i personally audtion them)

 

 

also something to keep in mind, the closest to neutral headphones i own are the akg k601's which i love but are said to be among the warmest in their line so i would prefer to avoid any type of musical overlap from any recommendations, what i mean to say is, if some of these phones already sort of sound like the akg's then i would prefer to move on since i already have, love, and use the akg's there would be no point in another purchase lol

post #2 of 6

Probably something in the Superlux family. 668b, CAD mh310, Samson sr850. They may be considered a little more than semi bright depending on your point of reference. I have the CAD and don't find the brightness overbearing. There is a long thread about Superlux.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/546556/superlux-express-train

post #3 of 6

Depending on your budget, the Grado/Alessandro or the Shure SRH 940 would be complimentary cans of quality.

post #4 of 6

Unbranded fischer fa 003 at Jay Car, if you live in Australia you can try them.

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Originally Posted by skit View Post

Unbranded fischer fa 003 at Jay Car, if you live in Australia you can try them.

This is probably your best bet for under $100. 

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Originally Posted by SanjiWatsuki View Post

This is probably your best bet for under $100. 

I have seen these described as having "soft" highs.

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